From: Jeremy Schneider <>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:35:07 -0400
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instance name ~ I can't think of any reason you'd use dbname. oratab is used by oraenv, dbstart and dbshut. it's also often used by shell scripts or to quickly check what ORACLE_HOME's are installed. (although the inventory can do this too, slightly better.)


On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 6:29 PM, Sanjay Mishra <> wrote:

> Hi
> I had a query concerning oratab. Do we need to have dbname or instance
> name in it and what is the benefit of using one over the other. I know that
> if I want to use oraenv, i need to make it insance name. What are the
> drawback of changing the default dbname to instance name.
> Sanjay
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Jeremy Schneider
Chicago, IL

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